x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Man molested 4-year-old in public, police say

He is accused of assaulting her in front of the Ministry of Public Works building; prosecutors say he confessed.

DUBAI // A man denied molesting an unidentified 4-year-old girl in public, a Dubai court heard this morning. 

The Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance heard that a Dubai police patrol spotted TA, 28, from Pakistan committing the crime. 

According to records, a police car patrolling Al Qusais on January 12 spotted the man in front of the Ministry of Public Works holding a small girl while another girl hit him.

HA, one of the officers, testified that he and his colleague drove towards TA and saw the girls run away. HA said TA was tense when they arrived, and they noticed his trousers were wet. 

The policemen asked him what he was doing to the girl, and he told them he was sexually frustrated and could not control himself at the sight of females, records said.  

They arrested him and referred him to the station, where he allegedly confessed to molesting the girl.

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